Have the U.S. Tech Companies Let America Down? Where’s the Innovation & Global Leadership? Dropped the ball? Techs Seem to Focus on Making Money, Audience Size, & Not the Future .

U.S. Tech Companies are allowing China is gain Tech advantage.
Eric Schmidt, former Google leader, says we, the U.S. or they “dropped” the ball.
Companies have not funded basic research & are focused on their size, market, and regulation.
U.S. must allocate and provide more funding for more technology.
Allow international talent with high skills into the country.
Stop blocking Chinese tech companies

Recycling Plastics Challenged by Constraints of Pricing, Sorting, & Shipping Cost to Landfills & Africa; Machines Are Learning to Sort.

It is being more and more challenging to recycle plastic as business model.
Much of the plastic dropped in recycling bins isn’t being recycled.
The price of plastic has gone down.. Markets are depressed.
Landfills are filling up with plastic materials along other waste.
Good news is–waste companies are using machine learning to sort plastic from trash.

Top 10 Trends in the On-Demand Home Services Market in 2020; From Food Delivery & House Cleaning to Salon Treatments

Goods and Services are coming to home, COVID 19 has impacted going to stores and service providers
The Home Services Market is huge at $600B and the demand is increasing.
Consumers have become even more empowered simply by using cell phones & the Internet.
Amazon leads at least 6 other competitors as market surges.

Cookies Crumble. Revolutionary Shift from Google to Cause Loss of its Cookies; Creating Biggest Comm Upheaval in Decade; Code Will Drop From Browser.

Google about to loose its Cookies.
Google is dropping the use of Cookies. Cookies will disappear from the jar of ad resources in next 18 months.
Ad buyers are not  thrilled about Google Chrome’s decision, made under pressure.
Represents Breakup of Googles ad tech business;
Rising numbers of people are pushing to ban behavioral advertising entirely

New AI language-generating System, GPT-3, Produces Human-Like Text But Makes Errors & Generates Misinformation Causing Mistrust & Skepticism.

Now we have a Third-generation language prediction model that “writes” text.
Some say with amazing comprehension & inclusion of content; Others are skeptical & don’t trust output.
Suggestion is that with the next version of GPT-3, the imperfections and a algorithmic errors will be nil.
System GPT-3  learns text & how people use words in relation to other words. Many blown away.

On The Bot Delivery Service Working On Sidewalks With Human Assist & City Policy Maker Sanction

You gonna share the sidewalk with Robot? The way or no way,
A lot seems to depend on City government collaboration & regulation.
Cities & Robot makers working to find the benefits & applications.
Allowing the bots to work on the streets along with scooters and ride hailing.
Kiwibots delivery bots are seeking to adapt to the needs of customers and city regulators.

Alexa Goes Along for the Drive Even Though Voice Recognition Systems Make Talking to Her Difficult; The Cloud, AI, & Machine Learning Can Fix That

Alexa can be difficult to talk to– Particularly in the Car. But Amazon Auto is on the problem.
The Cloud, AI and Machine Learning are focusing on Voice Recognition Systems in Autos.
Four OEMs are putting in new cars. Alexa is agreeing to go for ride and talk more.
Working off a menu makes her happy.

OPERATION RETRAIN AUTOMOTIVE: Can a National Program be Mobilized to Retrain the Automotive Industry Work Force during the COVID19 Pandemic?

Out of a Job – Ouch!
Are automotive industry workers going to find themselves untrained for new vehicle technology?
Need industry training of today’s workforce for the changes in vehicle repair & service?
Appears there is an emerging problem for skilled (and unskilled) automotive industry workers becoming not qualified to do their jobs Time for more tech training. COVID19 or not.

Auto Dealer Business Model Changed by COVID19; Surging Online Sales Option Becoming Primary Way to Buy a Vehicle; Dealers Waking Up.

Buy a Car Online- Deliver to your door just like dinner. That’s the way it is going.
COVID 19 fall out has dramatically changing the way people buy car & trucks.
A surging shift to Internet Retailing from going to showrooms & those dealer visits.
Carvana leads the “caravan” to online sales of people’s vehicles. Dealers scramble to compete.

Wake Up, America. Pandemic or not: Need for Massive Reskilling & Retraining of Workers, Even those in Tech; Auto Could be Crisis in the Making .

How Prepared are we ? Every job is changing.
Is Corporate America and the Government investing to make sure Workers are re-skilled and retrained to meet changes brought on by technology? Need for companies to transform their operations with retrained employees.
The choice is to either retrain existing employees or hire new qualified employees in technology & automation. Which is best for the financial and strategic survival of companies & their people?

Leading Store Floor Cleaning Robot Takes on the Dangers of the Pandemic Health Crisis; Becomes the “Microsoft of Robotics” & Not To Be Floored by Risks.

Robots with an autonomous navigation platform now clean/disinfect stores, airports, hospitals, & subway systems.
Brain Corp’s robotic technology has moved into health sector, migrating from core technology for autonomous robots in floor scrubbing. logistics, retail, delivery,& inspection already partially automated.
Focuses on sanitation & unnecessary contact & handling in supply chain.
Pandemic has stirred an increased & continuous need for disinfection thus creating a new market the company.
Seeks to be the Microsoft of Robotics,

Robots Are Going the Last Mile & Up Your Driveway to Deliver Food, Meds, & Supplies- All Without Wearing a Mask.

Don’t be alarmed if you see a 6 wheeled robotic delivery cart going down your street.
Robots are being utilized in major cities to deliver food, medicine, & other critical items.
This kind of service really works for people who can’t get out or are sheltered from exposure to COVID19.
Becoming a “Star” so the name StarShip seems appropriate.

Show how algorithms are programmed

Is the Cost to Develop Your Ingenious Algorithm Worth It? So You Can Go Fishing? Can Now Measure & See If

Algorithms have not yet been trained to beg, But seems like it is as much work and cost to train an algorithm as a horse or a dog.
The Measurement of that cost vs return is now available.
Researchers & scientists are being encouraged to mitigate the carbon footprint of an algorithm.
Seeking to use computers that run on solar power or hydroelectricity to reduce foot print. Resulting in less training time and data for an algorithm coding.
Tools are being developed to automatically determine amount of dioxide emitted. Go Algo…

Working Starship Robots Safely Delivering Goods, Food, & Packages for the Last Mile Globally

Robots from Starship Technologies are making delivery by robot really work. Company is fresh off a $40 M funding round.
The robotics startup now in a much-changed market brought on by the COVID Pandemic & demand.
Starship’s focus is entirely on building & commercializing fleets of autonomous sidewalk delivery.